2018-2019 School Year
Class size numbers have remained the same since the 2009 – 2010 school year. Here are the numbers:
Whenever reasonably practicable the normal class size shall be twenty-six (26) pupils. No class size shall exceed twenty-nine (29) pupils.
Notwithstanding Clause 20.01, the maximum class size for grades 4 – 6 inclusive shall be twenty-eight (28) pupils; however, if unforeseen circumstances arise, the maximum class size may be increased to twenty-nine (29) pupils.
Notwithstanding Clause 20.01, classes exceeding twenty-nine (29) pupils shall be allowed when formed by the grouping of other classes for team teaching or similar purposes. The Employer agrees that the application of Clause is subject to the modifications outlined in Clauses 20.02, 20.04, 20.05 and 20.06.
Notwithstanding Clause 20.01, it is agreed that the maximum class size for grades 1 and 2 shall be twenty-one (21) pupils.
Notwithstanding Clause 20.01, the maximum class size for Grade 3 shall be twenty-six (26) pupils; however, if unforeseen circumstances arise, the maximum class size may be increased to twentyseven (27) pupils.
The maximum class size for kindergarten shall be twenty-one (21) pupils.
(1) If it is necessary to combine two (2) or more grades in one class with one teacher, the maximum class size for such a combined class shall be as follows:
- Grades 1-3 • 16
- Grades 3-5 • 23
- Grades 5-12 • 24
(2) A kindergarten class which is combined with any other grade shall not exceed sixteen (16) pupils.
Note: Class size maximums are in effect the first day of school. At no time after the beginning of the school year shall teachers or the Employer agree to go beyond the indicated class size numbers.
PDF document : Focus Express – Article 20